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Saturday, August 4, 2007

August 4, 2007 & Beauty

I am reminded today of all the beauty that surrounds each of us. Beauty is of the Spirit, and as we look out into our world with Spiritual Vision ... we see the Beauty of Creative Mind in full expression. The more we apreciate Beauty, the more beautiful all things appear to us. Let us express our appreciate and recognition of this attribute of God:

Knowing and recognizing that All things are a reflection of God, I see the reflection of God's Infinite Beauty expressed in my world at all times. I see beauty in both the faces of people and animals. I see beauty in my surroundings and environment. I know that Beauty, being an attribute of God, is eternal and Universal. I know that it is not necessary to strive or make an effort to experience this beauty ... all I must do is "behold" It. As I open my mind and my eyes to the Beauty in All things, I feel a closer connection with God, Infinite Spirit ... and a greater realization of the Presence of God in my life. I know that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" ... and so I behold the beauty of the Universe with the gratitude in knowing that my vision is God's vision ... and that God is beholding the beauty of Creation through my eyes ... in this awareness, I feel beautiful, deserving, and receptive to All the Good that God has for me ... knowing that the beauty that I see ... is merely a reflection of the Beauty within me. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, August 3, 2007

August 3, 2007 & Delay Is Not Defeat

It is late, and it has been a very busy day. And I have been very blessed to have had so many wonderful experiences today that confirm in my mind that Omnipresent Good surrounds us and reveals Itself to us in the right and perfect time. Let's know together that this is so:

I revel in my reconition of God, Infinite Spirit, in my life. I know that I never need to force, fight or warrior for anything ... All Is God and All Is Good ... I am One with my Good as I know and accept that it is mine. I know that delay is but an illusion and that all is right on time, God's perfect time. I allow myself to be convinced that my Good is assured as my Good is from God and of God ... and in this realization, I accept my Good now ... with joy, happiness and confidence that the Infinite, being closer to me than breathing, knows the right and perfect way and the right and perfect time to demonstrate my greater Good through my very own consciousness. In this I am certain ... in this I am absolutely convinced ... and in this knowing I know that my Good is my Good now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, August 2, 2007

August 2, 2007 & All-Ways

Today my Blog has been locked as part of Blogger's spam-prevention. I understand that these things are necessary, however, I have made the commitment to write a treatment on this blog every day. So, I am writing it and it will go into "draft" until Blogger releases the lock. I am knowing that this is done already in the Mind of God.

Knowing that God blesses us always and in All-ways, I am confident that whatever comes to me is always for my highest and greatest Good. I am not distracted or hindered by anything outside of my "decision" to do that which I am to do ... or to accept a greater Good for myself and all others. I accept for myself and for all others that this is the Truth for me now and always. Knowing that all is in Right Action, I am aware that there is always more going on ... for me ... than I may be consciously aware. So, I accept the Good that I see and I accept the Good that is, as of yet, un-seen by me. Omnipresent Good is my belief ... and I let this belief be demonstrated in my experience now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!

Rev. Bates


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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August 1, 2007 & Enthusiasm

Thomas Troward, known as a pioneer in metaphysics, wrote that we all have the Spirit within us ... but it is up to us to "stir It up" ... and this is something we must address in our consciousness every day. In the Science of Mind, we know that we "stir It up" with spiritual mind treatment ... we "treat" our mind consciously with the thoughts and ideas that we want to experience ... and so we do:

Knowing that there is only One Mind and that Mind is my mind now, I open my mind to that which captures my enthusiasm and excitement. I am thrilled to be alive today and my mind is open to new and exciting experiences. I have a great enthusiasm for life knowing that doors of opportunity are opening for me now. I step into a greater expression of life by aligning my mind with Creative Mind and accepting the ideas and images that create within me a greater idea of success, happiness and love. I love what I do and do what I love and even if this is not absolutely true today, in the physical, I know that I am working today, in my mind, to actualize this as the truth for me now and always. Nothing blocks my consciousness from embodying the Good that God, Infinite Spirit, seeks to impart to me. I know that, that which I am seeking is seeking me ... and so I open the door of my consciousness to let my Good enter in ... and I feel a great surge of enthusiasm flow through my heart, my soul, and my mind ... lifting me up into a feeling of great enthusiasm for this day. I know that I am One with Spirit and in this One-ness, I can transcend all things that appear to deny my Good ... knowing that the Power Is Spirit ... and that Spirit works for me by working through me ... I am faithful that Spirit finds perfect expression through me now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007 & Hope

It has been said that "hope springs eternal" ... and we know that "faith, hope and love" ... are always present in our mind whenever we recognize the Presence of God in our lives. The nature of God being Omnipresent, we can know that only our "recognition" that this is so, is all that is required for us to "feel the Presence" with us and working for us ... and so let us do this now:

I recognize the Presence of God with me and within me now, knowing that the Presence "lies in restful repose" awaiting my "recognition" of It. In this recogniton I unify with God-Presence and immediately I sense an up-lifting of my soul. I know and declare within my mind that God always finds Its perfect way to bless my life. Nothing is ever lost; not time, not work, not love ... nothing ... for God always takes the seed-thoughts that I plant in Universal Mind and moves me toward the greatest Good in every idea that I have for myself. I am never confused or concerned, as God's Perfect Guidance is always available to me and in this I have the greatest Hope and Joy, for I always know that all that I need to know, I do know. I take every day as an experience that is lifting me ever-onward and upward in consciousness. I am forever strengthened and filled with hope knowing that God never leaves me nor forsakes me ... and that DELAY IS NEVER DEFEAT ... this is my hope, my faith and my loving response always to my life's experiences. And for this understanding ... and peace of mind ... and for the hope that springs eternal within me ... I am ever so grateful ... and I can say, without hesitation, that God is so very, very Good to me! And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, July 30, 2007

July 30, 2007 & Promises

Today I enjoyed the experience of being reminded that "time is on my side" ... as I had the intention to write this message and treatment earlier but ran into a computer technical problem ... but, here I am and so I can keep my promise to myself to write a treatment for this blog every day ... and here it is:

Knowing that all my thoughts are responded to and affirmed by the One Mind, I keep my promises that I have made to myself and others. I shall always know that I have time for everything that I have the intention to accomplish. I shall always assure my spirit that I am never rushed, hurried, or stressed ... I shall always be at ease with life and with time and this I promise myself. I shall never be in a rush to see my demonstrations before their right and perfect time. And I shall promise myself to always be clear in my mind as to what I desire for myself and others so that confusion is never present in my consciousness ... I shall always take the time to "know" what I want ... and then "choose" accordingly and treat "specifically" for that which I have promised myself. And today, I am grateful to know that I can promise myself to live the life that I choose ... a life filled with happiness, sweetness, joy, love and financial ease ... and I know, with great gratitude, that the One Love that is God, provides me with all that is necessary to let this be so. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, July 29, 2007

July 29, 2007 & Master Teacher

Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, taught Principle and understood Principle. His teaching was masterful and Dr. Holmes said he could teach the Science of Mind even better than he, himself could. Dr. Bitzer made great contributions to the expansion of the philosophy, The Science of Mind, during his lifetime ... and respect for his work remains strong still today. Today, I would like to share this treatment written by Dr. Robert H. Bitzer:

I recognize that nothing can come to me unless my thought permits it. My Mind is clear because I recognize God, the only Reality, as the Good expressing in and through me now. No confusion can exist in my thought for my mind is one with the Mind of God. No discord can enter my consciousness because I know God as Love and Understanding. My thought reflects itself around me and I am surrounded by harmony, love and perfect understanding. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates